I’m going through my drafts folder, of which I have 22 potential posts. This was the oldest. The daughter I speak of is now 15! This was fun for me to read, as I didn’t remember any of it. So grateful for this blog to store these memories. I hope you enjoy this little tale.
My oldest daughter was two-years-old, I would regularly take a nap on the couch while she played quietly nearby. Yep, you read that correctly. I could nap without fear while my TWO-year-old played. She was certainly something special.
Usually I would sleep with a blanket on me. One day I laid down without first grabbing the blanket. My daughter noticed this and got my blanket for me, spreading it carefully across my body. Another time, the blanket had slipped off my feet, so she replaced it for me.
Perhaps a year or two later, my daughter developed the habit of feeling my feet to see if they were cold. This she learned from me doing it to her and her younger sister. If she deemed my feet were cold, she wordlessly brought me socks.
Now a six-year-old, still concerned with the well-being of my feet, my daughter accidentally stepped on my foot and said, “Your feet are cold, Momma. I’m going to warm them up.” She then pressed her feet on mine to warm them.
I have a set days of the week socks that my two oldest love to wear. At last count, the second oldest managed to get ten on one foot, giving it a severely bloated look. I couldn’t find my socks this morning, and any two will do. It’s rare for me to find a match when they have become such a popular plaything. But my oldest had about five on each foot. When I pointed out that mine were missing, she said, “You can have two of mine,” as she pulled off one from from each foot. “I warmed them up for you.” Indeed, it was like fresh socks from the dryer. Heavenly.
Back to the present, I’m on my own when it comes to finding socks, and those days of the week socks are long gone, which kind of makes me sad. How are you keeping your feet warm now that it’s getting colder? Do you have a favorite pair of socks? Do your socks always match?